Medal "For the Liberation of Warsaw"


Medal "For the Liberation of Warsaw" Medal "For the Liberation of Warsaw"
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General Description : Awarded to Soviet service personnel who took part in the liberation of Warsaw between the 14 and 17 January 1945. 701,700 awarded.
The Medal "For the Liberation of Warsaw" (Russian: Медаль «За освобождение Варшавы») was a World War II campaign medal of the Soviet Union established on June 9, 1945 by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR to satisfy the petition of the People's Commissariat for Defence of the Soviet Union.
The Medal "For the Liberation of Warsaw" was "awarded to soldiers of the Red Army, Navy, and troops of the NKVD, direct participants of the heroic assault and liberation of the city of Warsaw as well as to the organizers and leaders of combat operations in the capture of this city".
The Medal "For the Liberation of Warsaw" was secured by a ring through the medal suspension loop to a standard Soviet pentagonal mount covered by a 24mm wide blue silk moiré ribbon with 2mm yellow edge stripes and a 6mm wide central red stripe.
Front Description : On its obverse along the upper half of the medal's circumference, the relief inscription "FOR THE LIBERATION OF" (Russian: «ЗА ОСВОБОЖДЕНИЕ»), at the bottom, a relief five pointed star radiating divergent rays upwards, surperimposed over the rays, a ribbon bearing the relief inscription "WARSAW" (Russian: «ВАРШАВЫ»).
Back Description : On the reverse at the top, a relief plain five pointed star over the relief date in three rows "17 JANUARY 1945" (Russian: «17 ЯНВАРЯ 1945»).
Diameter 32.00 mm
Material Brass
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